Young Citizens

Young Citizens is a voluntary programme for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds aged 16 to 25, run by Coram with funding from The Queen's Trust.

Young Citizens is a network of young people who are passionate about using their experiences of making a life in this country. Together they work with and represent the views of children and young people who want to do the same.

Young Citizens

Get involved! 

Join the network and gain the training, skills and a platform to make a real difference. 

Together you will shape projects tackling some of the issues facing migrant children and young people today.

You will: 

  • use your experiences to inspire and empower other young people
  • take part in interactive workshops to share your views
  • speak publicly, at events and on film.

Find out more about our latest photography project

Find out more about our belonging toolkit project

Here's what some of our Young Citizens ambassadors say about the project...

“Since being involved in Coram’s Young Citizens project I have increased my confidence, improved my speech and met lots of amazing people. On Young Citizens I hope we can work together to make a change. I hope that all young people from migrant backgrounds will have access to free education and learning English, they will have access to good housing and that we will have equality not discrimination.”

“It's well balanced. There's tasks that we do as well as fun parts to it like bowling. We get to work and at the end of a task get to get together and celebrate.”

How do I join? 

Please make sure you have read the role description and privacy notice before applying.  Then simply fill in the form at the bottom of this page to register your interest.

We ask for your date of birth so we can make sure you are eligible for our programmes and to make sure that we follow the right processes to support you in line with your age.

We ask for your age, gender, ethnicity and country of origin so that we can evaluate our programmes and make sure we’re working with a diverse range of young people.

Read the role description here

Read the privacy notice here

If you have any questions, please email

Please specify where you heard about Young Citizens, if not listed above.

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